Engineering Lead at SquadRun, Inc.

Squad, is an enterprise SaaS startup that leverages the best of machines and humans to automate digital operations/ business processes for enterprises. We have offices in Noida and San Francisco.

We are looking for an experienced engineer who enjoys solving real world problems & building a strong engineering culture. As a Technical Lead, you will be expected to understand and drive the technical direction of the product or company. This involves anticipating the required skills and knowledge in advance, fill gaps, both, in the short-term by taking on distractions and in the long term by mentoring engineers to take up new challenges. You will develop, update, and advocate the technical direction of our platform product. Check this video to see the office/ culture.

About Squad

Squad platform combines crowdsourcing and AI in one platform to help solve large-scale operational processes. Humans are great at solving complex tasks but perform poorly at repetitive tasks whereas ML works great with bounded repetitive problems & fails with open problems. We see ML & distributed as two key phenomenons that would drastically change the how work gets done in future.

We leverage these two in the following product offerings.

Our products:

  • Squad Safety: Powering trust and safety with unprecedented efficiency. By combining machine learning and crowdsourcing, we're amongst very few companies to offer this as a full-stack solution, something which traditional fraud-detection companies or moderation services were never able to do. We help moderate listings, remove counterfeits, identify bad actors, etc. Customers include teams at Flipkart, OfferUp, Sephora, etc. Deck
  • Squad Voice: Our elastic distributed team of 1000+ trained call-agents to reach out to prospective inbound leads within a matter of minutes, and effectively nurture and qualify them for sales teams, making sales for the client extremely streamlined and predictable. We also optimize several call variables to create a significant increase in conversions. Customers include fin-tech, ed-tech, commerce players in India including Capital Float, InstaMojo, SlicePay, Myntra, Tata, CareerLauncher, etc. Deck

What will you do?

  • Work closely with business, operations, engineering and product teams to understand business requirements, product functionality & product roadmap

  • Act as a lead engineer and resolve blockers. Help engineering team stay productive :)

  • Architect & Design

    • Architect for scale - We are doing millions of judgements each month and have plans to scale 10x in the next 12-18 months

    • Choose the right building blocks which accelerate the SquadRun vision. Understand business vision and architect the product around the same.

    • Architect reliable data pipelines that are simple to operate

  • Coach

    • Take active part in code reviews and design reviews

    • Mentor engineers in the team with regular feedback to ensure continuous improvement

  • Hiring: You will actively take part in building the Squad & iterating upon our hiring engine

  • Current Stack: Django/Python, Postgresql, RabbitMQ, Redis, AngularJS, AWS EC2/RDS/Lambda/Elasticache/S3 etc.

Requirements:-

  • 4+ years experience building products

  • 2+ years experience architecting/designing systems from ground-up & leading engineering teams

  • Education: Graduate in a relevant domain (preferably)

  • Joining Date: Tomorrow ;)

  • Traits & culture: Executor + Willing to go the extra mile. Please read our hiring framework and what we do every friday for more details.

Logistics:-

  • Location: Noida

  • Joining Date: ASAP! ;)

  • Compensation: INR 23-30L cash + ESOP upto 20L

Why should you consider us seriously?

  • We have an audacious vision of reimagining how work gets done! We’re one of the few applications of AI/ Machine Learning that actually has a massive market and business model to create a long term valuable business rather than a short-term acquisition play!
  • In the last one year, we have built a product and solved problems for some of the largest brands in the world and tested platform at scale (processed 100+ million units of data till date). We have plans to grow 10x in the next 1.5 years.
  • Ownership on key problems. Fast-paced environment.
  • Diversely talented team and collaborative culture where everyone will both challenge & support you.
  • We are a well-balanced team of experienced entrepreneurs and are backed by top investors across India and the Silicon Valley (Blume Ventures, 91springboard, senior product execs at Square, Genpact & Flipkart; co-founders of Infosys, Snapdeal, Slideshare, Zomato etc).
  • The platform empowers college students, stay at home mothers and grey collared workers as a stable source of income for working on their smartphone (Android App Link). Our contractors earn 3x of what a typical back office BPO employee makes. For us, this is truly impactful. Every day, we see success stories such as this one - how a single mother is sustaining herself. Empowering our contractors to be financially independent is a strong part of our vision!
  • This is just the beginning and we're here to change the world. ;)
  • Competitive market salary
  • Open vacation policy (and we really mean it)


Here's what people say about working with us :)

Kevin from our Engineering Team wrote a blog that offers a comprehensive window to the coding culture and ethics at Squad. Check it out!